New Jersey Air National Guard trains with Bulgarian air force at Thracian Star 2015
Bulgarian air force MiG-29 pilot Capt. Ivan Dinkov gives a thumbs up from the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force F-16D Fighting Falcon before his familiarization flight with a pilot from the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard during Thracian Star at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, July 15, 2015. Thracian Star is a bilateral training exercise to enhance interoperability with the Bulgarian air force and to bolster readiness to conduct combined air operations. Pilots from both countries benefit from familiarization flights in each other's fighter jets. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

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Photo by: Master Sgt. Andrew J. MoseleyReleased |  VIRIN: 150715-Z-YH452-094.JPG